What Is a Baguette Diamond?

What Is a Baguette Diamond?

Baguette diamonds are small, rectangular, step-cut diamonds with straight or tapering sides. A baguette diamond can have straight edges in a perfect rectangle or tapering sides that bend in. Baguette diamonds are the ideal accent stones for wedding or engagement rings. This is because baguette diamonds have a dull sparkle, making the center stone stand out better without outshining it. This is so because the baguette diamonds' dull brilliance allows the main stone to stand out more prominently without overshadowing it.

Features of Baguette Diamonds

  • Long and rectangular.
  • 14 facets.
  • Most baguette diamonds are small.
  • Don't sparkle as much as other popular cuts; thus, their inclusions and color flaws stand out more.
  • Flatter and have a larger surface area.
  • The light reflects off each successive facet when baguette diamonds are arranged in rows to produce a mirror-like effect.

The History of Baguette Diamonds

The baguette diamond was first made available in the 20th century during the Art Deco period. The baguette diamond was a departure from the conventional round-cut diamonds that had reigned supreme for many years. The baguette diamond, primarily utilized in royal jewelry, gained prominence due to the Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements.

What To Look for in a Baguette Diamond

Clarity

Since imperfections such as cloudiness and dark spots are typically more noticeable in a baguette cut diamond than in a round brilliant, you'll need a higher clarity.

Color

The color and shape of the baguette should match the center diamond. Baguettes with a color range of G and higher are often prized.

Cut

A perfectly cut baguette has a ratio of between 1:5 and 1:7. All the facets should be parallel and symmetrical.

Carat

Low carat weight is typical of baguette cut diamonds. 

Where to Buy a Baguette Diamond

Are you looking to enlarge your collection with a beautiful baguette diamond? Choose a reputable dealer while making your purchase. You can rely on Pineforest Jewelry for your jewelry needs. Browse the incredible collection of baguettes on our website and place an order with us today. 

If you have any inquiries about baguette diamond cuts, get in touch with us today.